When you cross Wendy’s velvety voice and a swingin’ quartet with Great American standards you can hear for yourself why some say, "she breathes new life into old favorites.", or why Nancy Stetson of the Naples Daily News says, “she possesses a rich voice and that ineffable quality that allows certain performers to glow from within.”
Wendy drew inspiration for her debut album, "I REMEMBER YOU", from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Nancy Wilson and their ability to create a mood and convey deep emotions. With her focus on the beautiful lyrics and timeless melodies, Wendy takes a straight forward approach and keeps the listener focused on the story she is telling. One of her favorite quotes about singing is by Clooney herself..."Just sing the damn song honey, it's all right there!"
With her impeccable diction and three octave range, this golden voiced singer makes each and every moment count. From the sexy and sultry tones she captures in songs like GEE BABY, AIN'T I GOOD TO YOU and FEVER to the sparkling voice she gives to songs like NIGHT AND DAY, listeners are delighted. Her voice enchants as she performs MEDITATION and listeners feel as if she is there in the room as she confides the heart felt story of love lost in ONE FOR MY BABY.
Her quartet features Jim Calabrese on tenor sax/clarinet. Hiis career highlights include playing with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. Additionally, he has played with jazz greats including Joe Pass, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan.
Andy Page, guitarist for the group, has toured the world, including a stop to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He is a recording artist when he isn't touring and playing gigs and is featured on the CD MUSETTE GUITARS' SOUVENIR de DJANGO.
It is a similar story for his twin brother Zack who has toured the world playing bass. Zack has played with artists such as Billy Higgins, Eddie Daniels, and Babik Reinhardt...to name a few. He can also frequently be heard playing the with gypsy jazz group, ONE LEG UP.
Rick Dilling on drums has a long list of recording credits to his name and has played for some of the greatest musicians of all-time including Jimmy Dorsey, Margaret Whiting, Clark Terry, Ernie Watts, Herb Ellis, and even "drum-battled" it out onstage with the late, great Louie Bellson.